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14 posts from June 2009


Mayor Newsom introduces the new King Tut exhibit at the deYoung Museum

Mayor Newsom introduces the new King Tut exhibit at the DeYoung Museum

Mayor Newsom introduced the new exciting "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibit on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco from June 27, 2009 through March 28, 2010.

This is the first time in three decades that the treasures of King Tutankhamun will be seen in Northern California since the first in 1979. The current exhibition includes an extensive array of more than 130 important artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites such as the gold diadem found on King Tut’s mummy’s head when the tomb was discovered. The exhibition will also include a selection of artifacts that are new to the traveling exhibition including an elaborate pectoral necklace that features a yellow-green carved stone of unknown origin that is thought to be millions of years old.


Please visit the Exhibit web site for more information.

Mayor Newsom raises Pride flag over City Hall

Mayor Newsom raises Pride flag over City Hall Mayor Newsom kicked off the SFPride celebrations with the annual raising of the Pride flag at City Hall.

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. This year's theme is "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…," and the event will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2009. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all.

Please visit the SFPride website for more information


Supervisor Maxwell welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama at the Bret Harte Elementary School

Sophie_michelleo  Supervisor Sophie Maxwell welcomed First Lady Michelle Obama at the Bret Harte Elementary School in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood for a national volunteer event.

Supervisor Maxwell shares Mrs. Obama’s and California First Lady Maria Shriver’s commitment to service, and encourages community involvement through volunteerism. Read more.


Mayor Newsom Signs Mandatory Composting Legislation


Measure is Key to Reaching 75% Landfill Diversion

06/23/09 - Mayor Gavin Newsom today signed mandatory recycling legislation requiring residential and commercial building owners to sign up for recycling and composting services.

Mayor Newsom’s ordinance will require all residences and businesses in San Francisco to take advantage of the city’s recycling and composting collection programs. While several other cities require recycling service and participation, San Francisco is the first city to require the collection of food scraps and other compostables. Refuse collection has been mandatory since the 1930s.

"San Francisco has the best recycling and composting programs in the nation, and we’ve already attained an impressive, and first in the nation, 72 percent recycling rate because of them," said Mayor Newsom. "I am pleased with the leadership the Board of Supervisors has demonstrated on this important legislation. By collaborating with all of our stakeholders, businesses, colleagues, and citizens, we can build on our success and continue to lead the nation in recycling." Read more

Animal Care & Control Dept. Celebrates 20th anniversary

ACCLOGO3 The San Francisco's Animal Care & Control (ACC) Department is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion and celebrate 20 years of serving human and animal members of the community, all animal adoptions on Wednesday, July 1 will be 20% off and adopters and their new pets will receive special gifts!

Visit the ACC web site for more information.